Predictors of Mental Health among Informal Caregivers of Stroke Patients

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dc.contributor.advisor Amponsah, B.
dc.contributor.advisor Danquah, S.A.
dc.contributor.author Dadzie, E.
dc.contributor.other University Of Ghana, College of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-29T14:39:42Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-14T02:03:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-29T14:39:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-14T02:03:11Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/8725
dc.description Thesis(MPhil)- University Of Ghana,2015
dc.description.abstract Learning to live with and take care of a family member with stroke is immensely complex and demanding. Without appropriate support and coping strategies, informal caregivers are at risk of their own general health decreasing thus becoming a patient themselves. The study therefore examined predictors of mental health among informal caregivers of stroke patients /survivors. A sample of one hundred (150) participants were purposively sampled using a cross sectional research design at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The results was analyzed using Independent samples t-Test, Pearson product moment r and multiple regression to identify and predict the relationships between the variables. The Findings suggest that informal caregivers of stroke patients and non-caregivers did not differ on psychological wellbeing. However, informal caregivers of stroke patients experienced psychological distress than the non-caregivers. Older and younger informal caregivers of stroke patients differed on psychological wellbeing (age predicted psychological distress). A positive significant relationship existed between negative religious coping and psychological wellbeing and a significant negative relationship with psychological distress. Stress did not moderate the relationship between social support, religious coping and psychological distress. Findings, implications and limitations are discussed in relation to theories and recommendations for future work. en_US
dc.format.extent x,117p:ill
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University Of Ghana
dc.subject Predictor en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Caregiver en_US
dc.subject Stroke Patient en_US
dc.title Predictors of Mental Health among Informal Caregivers of Stroke Patients en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.holder University Of Ghana


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